The Galactic Life Force ‎– Loosing Control (B-Boys Keep On Rocking)

Label:
Timeless Records (2) ‎– TLR-1001
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
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Tracklist

A Loosing Control (Vocal Version) 4:54
B Loosing Control (Dub Version) 5:26

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Notes

Intergalactic Music Prod. N.Y.C.
For Promotional Use Only
(C) & (P) Timeless Rec. 1984

(Release year on Label could have been faked and can not be confirmed.)

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dannythedawg

dannythedawg

March 22, 2014
people say it sounds like its from the 80's. But i Think you can hear very clear that it sounds modern both on the synths and the vocoders.
duanevinyl

duanevinyl

June 27, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
did ya no when the master tape got destroyed they had another master tape with other demos on i wonder wat they would of sounded like but that got destroyed as well thanks
kramtronix

kramtronix

June 19, 2010
edited over 6 years ago

In the mid-90s, I used to trade records with a group of 3 D.J.s from Italy and Germany, who are the ones who pressed this record in 97 or 98. They actually sent me two copies for free back then and explained the reason for the record was to hype it up as a lost classic/little-known diamond in the rough. This would place a high demand on the record, and they could use it as a bargaining chip to get authentic old-school records from their want lists. It musst have worked since 106 people want this item, and a copy sold for $185! I'd love to cross-reference this record with a legitimate release they produced, but I will refrain. The story is true, however. ;O)
coolmac

coolmac

April 8, 2010
I think somebody has the same song under the RAPP Label with the year 1991.
DomCasual

DomCasual

November 3, 2009
edited over 7 years ago
Admittedly a very good electro record, this is almost certainly a modern production from Europe perpetrating to be a "lost" or extremely obscure 1984 US electro record. Let's look at some of the hints that make this track extremely questionable:

1) "Loosing" is a very common spelling mistake for Europeans/non-native English speakers who cannot discern between "lose" and "loose". The correct spelling should of course be "losing control". An American would not be likely to make such an obvious mistake, especially if they wanted their record to be taken seriously. In 1984, people did.

2) "Made In USA". How many US records from the era actually say this? Most local producers often were unlikely to imagine a small record with limited distro ever getting outside of the US. This is a ploy to make it seem also like this is a genuine 1984 article.

3) Promotional use only. Why? Only because it might support a fake back story to cover why no one had heard of this track back in the 80s, would anyone put this on a record. The idea seems to be that if it were ONLY promotional, then it would be extra-rare, and thus even be worth more. Again, it does not make sense in regards to records that came out back then. You would have to be a larger label to produce promotional product that said promo, and this is clearly not on a larger label.

4) The general look of the label. Labels properly printed back in the 80s look more professional and do not often have as much miscellaneous print, such as the print around the center label perimeter. The cheap look of the text not only does not appear printed, but appears like a modern computer graphic that was made to look as if it were "low-tech". If this was such a low-budget independent release, why would it have so much info (unclear info at that) on it? How many records from the 80s read "NYC" and not New York, NY. Why no address? The label name "TIMELESS" is also a clue towards this being a modern production-- perhaps an in-joke as well. The song title also boasts too many ideas. People wrote songs about one concept that people could follow; here, you are losing control, you got the "future shock" in the lyrics, you have "b-boys" in the title, and "rocking"--- how many electo/rap cliches do they use? This is overkill, and reflects a modern day concept of what 84 electro was.

5)The address. The address on the record reads "40 Rockefeller Plaza". This would put this alleged record label next to NBC Television, Radio City Music Hall, and in some of the highest-priced tourist-heavy real estate in New York City. IF this was a real label and IF they were located at this address, how likely is it that they only released ONE record, that ONLY came out as a promo, and no one every heard of it until the past ten or so years? The money that they would have to have just to use that address would be huge and would make them a total anomaly for independent NY record labels of the era. Just for having that kind of capital they probably could have released a record in larger quantities. This address is either an in-joke or a random address used by people who have no idea about New York City.

Just my thoughts. Still a great record, but one that I have no doubt is a modern record produced in limited quantities likely by some Europeans looking to emulate classic electro of the era.